Hand of God? Nun Throws Perfect First Strike at MLB Game
Sister Mary Jo Sobieck may be trading in her habit for a ballcap.
There weren’t any angels in the outfield at the White Sox game over the weekend — but there was a nun on the pitcher’s mound.
In honor of Marian Catholic High School night at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday, Sister Mary Jo Sobiek headed to the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the game. And the result was heavenly.
After performing an arm-bounce trick, Sobiek uncorked a strike that was right down main street.
Mercy, Sister Mary Jo! pic.twitter.com/oM9jBDT5N7
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 19, 2018
One of the most impressive first pitches of all time. 😱 pic.twitter.com/PA7M4iC9X5
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 18, 2018
White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito was on the receiving end of Sobiek’s strike and was impressed with what he saw from the righty.
“That was awesome,” Giolito said after the game. “She had a whole routine. She had it planned out. I was just lucky to be back there. She threw a perfect pitch. Oh, yeah. I think that she played some softball growing up and stuff so she definitely had a background. It ended up being great.”
As they say, practice makes perfect:
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Have you heard the news? Marian Catholic's own Sister Mary Jo Sobieck will take the mound on Saturday night at Guaranteed Rate Field to throw out the first pitch at Marian Catholic Night with the White Sox! She was spotted in East Gym yesterday warming up her arm. Watch Sister Mary Jo throw a strike in person by purchasing your tickets at https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/tickets/specials#marian-catholic
At 46-77, the White Sox aren’t having a blessed season, but maybe this will help. Probably not.
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